Beverage Manufacturing

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Vote and Get a Free Beer at The Bird House

    The Bird House, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company and the upcoming Southern Goods restaurant from chef Lyle Bento and partner Charles Bishop want you to get out and vote in the November 4 elections. They are also willing to reward you for it with a free beer. The event is called "Don't Be a Chicken an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    First Look at Beer Market Co. Now Open on Studemont

    The first thing I noticed when walking into Beer Market Co., the new craft beer spot on Studemont from the guys that brought us Crisp, is that it looks nothing like Texadelphia, the former inhabitant of its space. This is a good thing. Gone is the sullen, dark interior, replaced instead by a dark- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    10 Years After its Inception, Rodeo Uncorked! Brings in More People Than Ever

    When you think of the rodeo, what do you picture? Cowboys? Longhorns? Children lassoing mutton? Giant turkey legs? How 'bout wine? Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile? Sparkling Rosé from New Zealand? What about Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso "Tenuta Belvedere" Bolgheri Superiore from Tuscan ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2013

    Craft Brewers Great and Small Capitalize on Texas's Recent Legislative Changes

    Nightfly visits The League of Extraordinary Brewers and Saint Arnold.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    It's That Time of Year: Everything You Need To Know About Champagne and Sparkling Wine

    In the wine trade, they call it "OND": October-November-December, the last quarter of the Gregorian calendar and the 92 days of the year during which more wine is sold than in any other period of the year. And from the romantic dinner for two to the whole mispucha blowout, from the company holiday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Names Winners in International Wine Competition

    On November 13, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the champions from the Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, held this past weekend at Reliant Center. Now in its 12th year, the wine competition is one of the highlights of the livestock show and rodeo. The judging involve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    The Daily Meal Ranks Reliant Stadium 3rd on Craft Beer List

    Here's something else to get excited about in addition to Monday night's win over the San Diego Chargers: The Daily Meal says Reliant Stadium is the third best NFL venue in the nation based on the quality of craft beers available to fans. Seven NFL stadiums were ranked according to their craft beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Drink In the Craft Beer at Houston Press's Inaugural BrewFest

    Trying to navigate the suddenly complex and overwhelming world of craft beer at a time when seasonal sours and bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stouts are all the rage? It's best to lay a foundation first -- building institutional knowledge of what exactly craft beer is, which styles you like an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    We're Bringing Sexy Beer and Food Pairings Back, This Friday at Phoenicia's MKT Bar

    Craft Beer Hoppy Hour, our limited-run series of beer and food pairings at Phoenica's MKT Bar downtown, were so popular this winter that we've brought them back once again by popular demand. Our first round of Craft Beer Hoppy Hour kicks off this Friday, April 19 at 4 p.m. and runs through 7 p.m., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    World's Most Radical Natural Wine Now Available in Houston

    Ever since the New York Times first reported on the radically Natural wines of Mt. Etna, Sicily producer Frank Cornelissen in 2009, the wines have captivated the attention of Natural wine writers, enthusiasts and detractors across the United States. To my knowledge, the wines have never been availa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Craft Beer Community Reacts to Death of Ash Rowell, Former Owner of Duff Beer Distribution

    Ashley "Ash" Rowell -- former owner of Duff Beer Distribution and beloved figure in Houston's craft beer community -- was shot and killed at his Montrose home this past Friday evening. Rowell answered a knock at his door around 7:45 p.m. on Friday and was shot in the doorway. According to the Houst ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 13, 2012

    Let's Get Greasy

    The 10 best fried chicken joints in Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Dallas Beer Scene: The Common Table Owner Corey Pond Gives Us an Insider's Look at What's Brewing in DFW

    It's been quite the year for craft beer in Texas. One of the biggest stories, however, is news that hasn't quite made its way down to Houston. Dallas is currently experiencing a boom in breweries that's as big as, if not bigger than, the expansions Houston and Austin have seen in past years. (See "T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    A Crunchy, Low-Alcohol Wine for Thanksgiving from California Naturally

    Of the California winemakers who thrill me the most, three of them are bottling fruit grown in California's El Dorado AVA in the Sierra Foothills -- the heart of historic Gold Rush country. They've been attracted to the area, they tell me, in part because they've found older vines (some in vineyard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Downtown Hoppy Hours and Italian Stallions

    Everyone loves The Orange Show -- but the non-profit Center for Visionary Art needs your help to keep providing Houston with amazing public art displays like the annual Art Car Parade and concerts at the Orange Show monument itself. To that end, Saint Arnold is sponsoring the 2012 Foamraiser tomorro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Bear Dalton, Wine Buyer & Educator, Spec's

    Eating...Our Words has embarked on a project to profile 100 Houston culinarians of all fields, practices, careers and backgrounds. This isn't a Best of Houston list, it's not a 100 Favorites list and it's not in any particular order. Instead, the Eating...Our Words 100 is a way to introduce our read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    An Under-$30 Delicious American Sparkler Returns to Houston

    Houston wine maven and man-about-town Denman Moody loves him some Dr. Frank from the Finger Lakes, New York. He poured and spoke about the winery's dry Riesling when I met him for the first time a few weeks ago in Austin (where he was presenting his new self-published book -- a memoir-cum-guide to ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 31, 2012
  • Music

    March 15, 2012

    Against the Grain

    Pardon the pun, but month-old Montrose craft-beer pub The Hay Merchant is already hopping.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Wine of the Week: A Red That Lasts for Days

    After what's your favorite wine?, the question that I get asked the most at wine tastings and seminars is how do you make wine last after you've opened the bottle? My initial answer is drink good wine: Wine with high acidity will last longer once opened; acidity is one of the key elements that give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Kick It With Kombucha and Go Greek

    If you don't like kombucha, I promise that it's only because you haven't tried Kickin Kombucha. I've turned many a hater into a convert with the brew, which just so happens to be made right here in Houston at the Kitchen Incubator downtown. I mention this because Kickin Kombucha is launching a new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Why We Love to Hate the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission

    Image via Westerville Public Libary (Westerville, Ohio).To understand our state's peculiar relationship with alcohol, we need to look back to the early post-Prohibition era when the TABC was founded (1935).​In the wake of a recent post on the absurdity of wine shipping regulation in Texas, a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Odd Pair: What Wine to Pair with Hospital Food?

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.When you're admitted to the hospital to have a baby, you're taken off solid foods. As soon as the baby is born, they bring you a meal to regain your strength. In our case, it was hospital cafeteria meatloaf.​Color me pink! Tracie P and I had a baby on Monday: Georgia P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Top 5 Champagnes Under $60 for the Holidays

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.Remember: Champagne doesn't have to be white. Rosé Champagne is often considered the more "muscular" expression of the appellation. Look for Bollinger Rosé, Ruinart Rosé, and our favorite, Billecart Salmon Rosé.​Okay, folks. There's good news and there's bad news. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Buffalo Bayou Brewery: A Preview

    Photo by Mai PhamCrostini by Ryan Pera​ If you haven't heard about the Buffalo Bayou Brewery, one of the new local craft beer makers in Houston, it's probably because they haven't officially opened yet. But to get the buzz going and to let people know what's coming down the line, they held a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Messina Hof Has the Best Wine in Texas, According to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

    This year, more than 2,500 wines were entered into the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's International Wine Competition. Of those entries, 736 were from Texas wineries. And of those Texas wineries, Messina Hof swept up 20 medals and the coveted title of Top Texas Wine for its 2004 Solara, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Wine of the Week: The Aegean Sea in a Glass

    The first time I tasted Thalassitis by the Gaia winery (Santorini, Greece), it was poured for me by the "best sommelier in the world 2008," Aldo Sohm, at Le Bernardin in New York City in 2010. Aldo paired the wine with raw sea urchin: The "saltiness" and intense acidity of this wine, he noted, was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Wine of the Week: A "No Sulfites Added" Texas Wine

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.Houstonian winemaker Lewis Dickson produces wines with no added sulfites on his estate, La Cruz de Comal, in the Texas Hill Country.​There's good news and there's bad news. First, the bad news. In the wake of last Friday's "myth-debunking" post on sulfites in wine, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Biodynamic Lees-Aged Grüner Veltliner

    Although Nicolas Joly is widely hailed as the father of biodynamic grape-growing and winemaking in Europe today; the Nikolaihof estate in the Wachau region of Austria is generally considered to be the first biodynamic winery in the world. (The pan-agricultural biodynamic movement was founded by Aust ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    August 10, 2011

    Brew Blog: Left Coast Una Mas Amber Lager

    Confusion is nothing new.​I'll be perfectly honest about this. I picked up a bottle of Left Coast Brewing Co. Una Mas out of simple confusion. Even as I sat down to write this column, bleary-eyed from not enough sleep and still clearing the cobwebs from my brain, I confused myself. I penned an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Tuscapalooza: As if You Needed an Excuse to Drink Beer

    groovehouseAll-You-Can-Eat crawfish for a cause.​The string of tornados that tore across the Southern states on April 27, 2011 inflicted damage comparable to a category-five hurricane. It killed more 300 people and left thousands more homeless. The impact was especially severe in Tuscaloosa, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Made in Texas: Bourbon Ain't Just from Kentucky Any More

    We got whiskey in Texas, pahd'nah!​In this week's cover story, Dallas Observer food critic Hanna Raskin goes inside the world of Texas distilleries to discover that good bourbon can be found in the Lone Star State too. Once reserved for only a handful of bottlers, there has been an explosion ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Get Your Passport Stamped Along the Texas Wine Trails

    ​While the trail riders rode into town last Friday, you could be riding out one weekend soon to hit one of Texas's 11 wine trails just as the bluebonnets are beginning to bloom this spring. The fifth most productive wine-producing state in the nation, Texas features more than 200 vineyards wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Wine(s) of the Week: Duel Napa Valley Chardonnay

    ​I had a couple bottles of Chardonnay sent to me from different wineries, and noticed they were both within a year's vintage of one another, in the same price range, and both from the Napa Valley. So, why not do a Wine of the Week, "Food Fight" style? It was on like Donkey Kong, only a little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    The 2011 Best Bites and Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

    Photos by GroovehouseFor more photos from Best Bites, visit our slideshow.​The 2011 Rodeo season has officially kicked off -- at least as far as food and wine lovers are concerned -- with the announcement of this year's top winners of the annual International Wine Competition. Last night at t ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today, Katharine Shilcutt told EOW readers about the new beer bar from the guys at Anvil, which left many salivating for more info...and probably beer. Said commenter Dacano: I think 2010 was just the beginning for the craft beer movement here in Houston and Texas as a whole with the emergen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Tempra Tantrum 2009 Tempranillo /Shiraz Blend

    ​Another sample courtesy of, this Spanish wine with a nicely designed, trendy label seems to be part of what the company calls a "Nuevo-Vino" approach to winemaking. I did a little poking around on the winery's website and decided that this wine's being marketed to w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Great Food Houston: Our own Ruthie Johnson asks a very timely question over at ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Brew Blog Interview: Rob Cartwright of Independence Brewing Co.

    ​Rob Cartwright and his wife Amy started Independence Brewing Co. in an Austin warehouse six years ago. Today the company has nine employees, not counting two dogs. ("They don't have thumbs," he explains, "so they're not on the payroll.") Having been selling well at H-E-B stores in Austin and ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Foodie Floats

    Pass me a brew, won’t you?

  • Dining

    October 1, 2009

    Heavenly Fries

    The b7 frites at Block 7 Wine Company

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Obscure Wine Grapes: Huxelrebe

    Photo by Robb Walsh​Instead of combining grape juices to make a blend, German viticulturalist Georg Scheu crossed two popular varietals to make a new grape. Huxelrebe is a cross between sweet and aromatic Muscat and the austere Swiss wine grape, Chasselas. Invented in 1927, Huxelrebe was named ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Aloha: The Beer I Had For Breakfast

    Kona Brewing Company's Pipeline Porter is "Made with 100% Hawaiian Kona Coffee" according to the label. It's a limited release winter beer and it goes down very smooth. There's none of the saccharine sweetness or ponderous malt you find in many stouts and porters. The taste is rich and creamy with l ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Eco-Friendly Wine

    Web exclusive!

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    October 17, 2008

    Rice Biology Students: Making Beer Better

    Winos have been enjoying the “but it’s good for me” excuse for too long. Some Rice University students are slicing and dicing genes so that now beer drinkers can enjoy some health benefits, too. International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) is the world's largest synthetic biology comp ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 3, 2007

    Five Wines That'll Blow Your Mind

    The Vintage Mirrors the Year

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    April 12, 2007


    Five That'll Blow Your Mind

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Poured Out

    With archaic and self-serving laws, reforms don't come easy for the Texas booze industry

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Staying Alive

    Reborn, rejuvenated or retooled, live music venues learn to survive the changing times

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